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Help with searching key words in PDF and listing links of pages where keyword is found using VB.NET

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Hi,

How do I search a PDF file and list a link to all the pages where the key word is found, or is there a better approach?

Thanks,

Victor
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PDF doesn't have a pre-defined structure for the holding of text values as it 'draws' pages so you will need to either code a full blown PDF interpreter or use a third part add-on such as pdfshark or
http://www.business-spreadsheets.com/forum.asp?t=884 (which is free)

Your mileage will vary unless you have control over the incoming pdf
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Thank You for the information.

Victor
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Hi Victor,

I realize that you already closed this question, but I want to point out that if the PDF file has text in it (such as a PDF Normal file or a PDF Searchable Image file) then it is possible to search the file for a string and identify the pages where the string is found. Take a look at this EE question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Document_Management/Q_28084148.html

If you'd like more information about the solution, please contact me at the email address in my profile. Regards, Joe
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